Virginia and Alphonse engaged!

Virginia and AlphonseOctober 6, 2012 

Virginia: International Adoption Specialist  Hometown: Emery, SD Alphonse: Quality Engineer   Hometown: Canton, SD

How did you meet? Alphonse was out doing his guy thing with a few friends and Virginia was out doing her girl thing with a few friends one weekend night in Sioux Falls. Although Alphonse jokes he “picked up” Virginia with his striking good looks, she really was the first to get the conversation going! Several weeks later, our adventure as a couple officially began.

First date: Dinner & the movie The Crazies

When did you get engaged? We got engaged over New Years 2012. We’ve gone to Deadwood the past few years over New Years to celebrate with friends. Last year on New Years, Alphonse told Virginia he loved her for the first time. This year for New Years, Alphonse took Virginia to that same spot and asked her to be with him forever as his wife.

From Alphonse...

What was the first thing you noticed about Virginia? Her beautiful smile and sweet personality; she was very easy to talk with!

Describe Virginia in three words: That’s tough!  She’s educated, passionate, and always considerate.

From Virginia...

When did you know he was the one? I think within just a short time of being together I knew this guy was going to be around for a long time. Alphonse allows me to just be ‘me’ and accepts and loves me for that. Maybe it was after our first fight ☺, or after our first crazy adventure to Apple River, or after he took care of me when I was convinced I was dying of the flu, or after he first told me he loved me…somewhere in there I knew!

Describe Alphonse in three words: Only 3?! ☺  He is intelligent, easy-going, and strong in so many ways.

Is there anything fun or different you are doing at your wedding? To be determined ☺